Both devices made their debut as far back as 2018 over the past four years, these devices are still working in perfect conditions even in 2022 – depending on what you use them for of course.
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that these were premium-tier flagship smartphones back in their days and Samsung had supported the device with the latest software updates ever since then.
The South Korean tech giant has now pulled the plug on software updates and security patches for the Galaxy S9 series after previously downgrading the devices to its quarterly update schedule. In short, the Galaxy S9 series are living in the final days of their support
The March 2022 security patch will be the last one for the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus – which makes it Samsung’s four-year software update commitment to its premium flagship smartphones.
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In fact, both devices were left out after the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update was released but you can upgrade either of the devices to either the previous Android 11 or Android 12 upgrades via unofficial means.
And for those that have decided to part ways with their Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung is offering a generous trade-in discount between US$270 and US$300 when you purchase the new Galaxy S22 Ultra.
And for those using Samsung’s devices released a year later such as the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung has also downgraded the monthly update schedule which means that its end could be coming as soon as the year 2023.